Chicho wants to be beautiful. Can he still be beautiful and be Queer, Catholic, and Venezuelan? Can he still be beautiful as his birthplace descends into chaos? In this hilarious one-man-boy show created and performed by Augusto Bitter, the titular character transforms for his audience, embodying the symbols, characters, and foods that have shaped his young adulthood. He asks questions that only lead to more questions in a meticulously-curated presentation. Spanglish, song, movement, stand-up comedy, storytelling, and lecture-style projections all scramble together in one young, diasporic body.
Created and performed by: Augusto Bitter
Directed by: Claren Grosz
Dramaturgy by: Jivesh Parasram
Stage Managed by: Elyse Waugh
Sound Design by: Deanna Choi
Lighting Design & Technical Direction by: Giuseppe Condello
CHICHO is presented by Pencil Kit Productions as part of TPMs Buzz series. It has been created in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille with the support of Diaspora Dialogues, Aluna Theatre, and the Toronto Arts Council
Saturday Feb. 3 at 7:30pm & Sunday Feb. 4 at 2:00pm, 2018
Tickets available here.